Hans is a Stand Up Guy

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About this J.P. Dog:

Super Hans is a 2 or 3 year old rescued Chihuahua mix (maybe mixed with Rat Terrier?) from Tennessee. (He’s named after a character on “Peep Show”, a British sitcom.) The rescue was part of the Pooches and Purrs Cooperative which is a group of shelters and individuals who help foster and find homes for rescued dogs and cats. He was about 1 or 2 when rescued in February 2015. (Continue for 4 more photos…)

About this J.P. Dog’s human: 

Hans lives with his human near Centre Street where they’ve only lived for three weeks, as subletters. “We’ll see if we end up staying longer!” Please stay Hans, please stay :)!

Does your J.P. Dog have any funny quirks, odd behaviors, or defining characteristics?

Plenty. Whenever I leave him alone for a stretch of time, he’ll take one of my shoes and bring it to the couch or bed or sometimes try to hide it in his crate. Mischievous little guy. Also his bark. I was told earlier by a neighbor she thought he was an 80 pound dog (off by a factor of 10). He is an impressive jumper as well – when excited (i.e. there is food around, or we are about to go for a walk), he will stand on his hind legs and/or jump. 

What do you love most about your J.P. Dog?

Hmmmm, probably what most people love about their dogs – the unconditional love and strong bond they make with their owners. But if we’re going less cliche, I love how courageous and adaptable he is. The world is a scary place for a tiny dog. And he’s making improvements all the time in becoming more trusting of the world and others. He’s also an amazing hiking partner! And a pretty good frisbee catcher!

Your J.P. Dog’s favorite outdoor spots in J.P.?

Southwest Corridor Park

Anything else you’d like to share about your J.P. Dog?

If you see Hans on the street, don’t be afraid to say hi! If it ends up he’s not feeling friendly that day, don’t take it personally! He’s a very skeptical little guy, but a sweetheart once he knows and trusts you.

Photography: Hans’ human 

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